Shall we (not) dance? In April, a New York state judge dismissed a lawsuit brought by a club owner hoping to overturn an 80-year-old law requiring businesses that allow dancing to have a license. According to Reuters, New York State Supreme Court Judge Michael Stallman stated that businesses that allow patrons to dance perpetuate noise and traffic, but says that the law could be reexamined. “Surely, the Big Apple is big enough to find a way to let people dance,” Stallman told Reuters.
Red light, yellow light, green light, go. In March, a Longmont, Colo., man received a $50 ticket after being accused of interfering with the city’s traffic signals. Jason Niccum was given the citation after police noticed recurring “traffic-light disruptions” at various intersections, through which his white pickup truck was spotted by cameras, according to The Associated Press. Using an Opticon, a device used by emergency responders in critical situations, Niccum could change traffic lights in his favor, later saying that he was able to save time on his daily commute to work. Niccum, who purchased the device on eBay for $100, told the Daily Times-Call: “I guess in the two years I had it, that thing paid for itself.”